United B763 over Atlantic on Feb 12th 2017, engine problem

Last Update: February 12, 2017 / 16:44:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-972

Aircraft Registration
N651UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N651UA performing flight UA-972 (dep Feb 11th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Brussels (Belgium), was enroute at FL290 over the Atlantic Ocean when the crew decided to divert to Shannon (Ireland) reporting a problem with the left hand engine (PW4060). The aircraft drifted down to FL190. After exiting Oceanic Airspace the crew advised Shannon Center, that they had not yet shut down the left hand engine, but it was the left engine with problems. ATC advised they had deployed emergency services as precaution on their own. The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 06 with emergency services in their stand by positions.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground 10 hours after landing.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N651UA
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-322
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 12, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-972

Aircraft Registration
N651UA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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